Ceebo, the rapper and organiser who became active in anti-police brutality struggles after the LAPD killed his cousin Ezell Ford earlier this summer, has now been sentenced to 17 years in prison on the basis of a very dubious conviction. The explosive reaction to the killing of Mike Brown – which might yet be about to take off again, as people across the country prepare for the impending decision in the Darren Wilson grand jury case – has shown the extent of the anger that exists at police brutality, and using prison to break the spirit of organisers like Ceebo is an important part of the state’s plan to crush resistance. If we want to see sustainable movements that can make it through hard times, we owe it to ourselves not to let those targeted for state harrassment suffer alone.
You can write to him at:
P.O Box 86164
La, CA. 90086-0164
To learn more about Ceebo in his own words, there are a few videos you can watch: